Muse Restaurant

4.7
2224 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
This Charleston locals’ favorite is nestled away in a historic home in downtown Charleston. The charming restaurant and intimate bar are reminiscent of a Mediterranean Villa, where Executive Chef, Josh Ogilvie, melds the cuisines of Italy, Spain, France, & Greece, featuring fresh preparations of Seafood, Fish, Savory Meats, Homemade Pastas, Homemade Bread, and Salads, all served by a warm and friendly serving staff. The extensive wine list complements the experience and offers 75 selections by the glass. The cozy bar empties out onto a terrace, offering outdoor dining and drinks. There are numerous menu items, which are gluten and dairy free and vegetarian, and there are vegan options as well.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2224 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety of food and love the atmosphere of the building as well.

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JohnnyP
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will dine here anytime and often Dinner was great and great service.

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vipgratefuldiner
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Seared tuna topped with olive tapenade, house made orzo and cream, pancetta, mushroom sauce. Brined and grilled pork chop over butter bean canellini, pancetta, and a sauce of wood charred tomatoes. I was impressed with the breadth of the wine list, asked about a few and Joe came back with a passionate recommendation that was at the lower end of the range. The patio is great for warm or cold weather. Sam was our attentive server. Well done.

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vipOBX2Maui
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Chicken Parmesan was kinda tasteless... looked good... just not much taste. Pumpkin ravioli was outstanding. Service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server Sarah was amazing - will visit again and highly recommend for a great meal! Fantastic wine list!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Muse for my birthday and it was perfect! Food was fantastic, service was exceptional and the outdoor porch was cozy and well heated with heat lamps! Will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner. Amazing servers who catered to your every need.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and if you're visiting you must try the calamari. Very cool seating and ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
78 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food

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CMB10
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a hidden gem in downtown! They make the pasta in house and everything we tried was delicious. The flourless chocolate torte was to die for!

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KellyM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible experience, food was excellent.. Our server, Donnie, was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First Valentines together

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DrG48301
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A hidden gem we found an a recent trip and returned this time. Made to order fresh pasta, but plenty of other choices. Friendly and knowledgeable servers. Great atmosphere and excellent value. Highly recommend.

SR
ShelbyRang
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DONNIE and the crew at Muse are INCREDIBLE. Hands down one of the best dining experiences in Charleston.

GB
GeoffB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding meal!

MA
MikeA
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

MR
vipMartinR
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Sam, was the best. He was knowledgeable and engaging. He made our evening special.

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Muse. The food was excellent; the service was great, and there was such a warm, friendly vibe. We sat outside, and felt like we were safely distanced. The patio heaters kept us comfortable. Highly recommend.

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StephanieH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience overall- food was outstanding, service was great and the tables were divided by decorative screens which offered quite a private dining experience! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donnie made sure we were well taken care of with food and drinks we had a blast. Food was phenomenal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We originally had reservations somewhere else downtown and they had to cancel that day so to COVID exposure of an employee. Was able to find a reservation here last minute and it was a pleasant surprise! Our waiter Donny was amazing! He made the whole experience! Food was great, and a great selection. Would definitely be back here and excited to come back and bring guests that will love it too!

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Delicious
Wilmington
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitor, will not be our last time! Sarah did a great job for us! She also made some great recommendations! Already looking forward to our next visit.

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Alec
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Donnie was the best. Great recommendations on drinks and food and took care of my wife for her birthday giving her cake and even a free shot. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service with Donnie !! Fabulous food- go with what Donnie recommends and you won’t be disappointed.

BB
BBW1
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. Our server was very friendly and informative. Food was outstanding and the environment was all you could ask for.

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vipTizita
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was very good but the service was not. Our server poured lots of wine rather than do it as we progressed with our meal. Pour some o the tablecloth as well and did not even apologize. There was a cold draft where we were seated, she said she would turn on the heating but nothing really changed. She was nice but not interested in providing a good customer experience. There are many good restaurants in Charleston, not sure we would go back even if the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Donnie hosted us and we had the most amazing experience! 10 out of 10

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous evening. Food was outstanding, love the vibe of the place, but Donny made it most memorable. Probably one of the best servers I have ever had. Not only did he ask all of us our names (there were five of us), he remembered our names, and the names of all of the guests at every table around us! That’s pretty impressive!!!! We will definitely be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time with Donnie!!! Great service

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vipFantastic
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem. Food was incredible, service impeccable and great atmosphere.

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Happytraveler
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

he manager was very concerned about all guests well being. Service was excellent as was the presentation. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donnie was great!

JT
vipJTee
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donnie has fantastic eclectic French/Southern restaurant. Coming from Boulder, CO we always enjoy his menu, attentive staff (GF friendly for my Wife with celiacs) & family favorite every Fall ~ Winter ~ Spring when we drop-off/pick-up our Son at CoC. Cheers to a better 2021 - Fondly!

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SherriS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. What a great, intimate local find!

JW
JWcharleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Overpriced, slow service (took one hour to get our food), way too salty food. NOT WORTH THE MONEY.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service with a knowledgeable waitress! Good wine recommendation for our delicious meals.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner experience in a warm, romantic, intimate setting.

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DeaC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table for 2 on a Juliette balcony. The oysters, pasta and dessert were just wonderful.

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Shaun
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem of a restaurant in Charleston. The food was delicious, the service was attentive and kind, and the ambiance was romantic. We had a great time and we highly recommend Muse!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food tasted very good but took extremely long to come out, so I don’t know if they had staffing issues or not. Was also weird they didn’t really acknowledge how long everything was taking. A simple “sorry for the wait/delay” would’ve gone a long way.

FAQs

Muse Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 577-1102.

Muse Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2224 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.